St Luke's Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy which can be viewed on this page and in the Policies section of our website.
We listen to our pupils and take seriously what they tell us. All school staff are trained in Child Protection, and children are made aware of the adults they can talk to if they have any concerns. Staff are trained to look out for signs of physical/emotional harm or neglect and are required to report these to the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL).
Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child’s welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with his/her parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare. We want to ensure that children are safe online and ask parents and carers to be vigilant and aware of the increased risks linked to children using technology and social media platforms. It is important you are aware of appropriate filtering and security and monitoring systems in place to protect children from potentially harmful content online. We actively support the Government’s Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism.
At St Luke's we have a team of Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSL).
Our DSL is:
Monica Dickman (Acting Assistant Headteacher, SENCo, Inclusion Manager)
Our Deputy DSLs are:
Ann Dwulit (Head Teacher)
Keith Grey (Acting Assistant Headteacher, Year 6 teacher, English coordinator)
Anisa Lucey (Learning Mentor)
Make sure your children are careful when they are using the internet. It can help children to keep in touch with friends and help their education – but it can also cause harm – to them and to others.
Remember help is always available at school if your children are having any problems online. You and they can talk to their teacher or another adult in school.
It is a good idea for parents to check your children's devices regularly. It is easy for children to access inappropriate or dangerous content where children don't always understand the meanings of words or their impact.
Click the links below for information about parental controls and monitoring tools and general tips and advice.
If you or anyone you know is worried about Child Exploitation, Online Protection or anything related to Internet safety please click the links below which will take you to the CEOP reporting website:
Help available -
Childline for under 12s
Childline has a website aimed at children under the age of 12.
This provides age appropriate content on topics like bullying, family, friends, feelings, school, abuse and staying safe in the community and online. There are also fun things to make and do - make art, play games and watch videos.
The NSPCC website has support and tips to help you keep your children safe. From advice on children's mental health to staying safe online, support for parents and what to do if you are worried about a child.
Children's Social Care
0808 800 5000
Click the link below to see all our policies